Archive for LDN

Microglial Inhibiting Drugs – Providing Hope for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]

LDN, Nootropics, Rituximab and Fads: Maija Haavisto on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Maija Haavisto is a Finish writer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient who wrote the  massive ME/CFS and FM compendium "Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia".  Maija's  health improved greatly with low dose naltrexone (LDN) and other treatments but pituitary damage Read more [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone Becoming ‘Standard Treatment’ for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

"In my view low dose naltrexone is well on its way to becoming a standard treatment" Dr. De Meirleir From RNase L to the gut to hydrogen sulfide to LDN, Dr. De Meirleir has been on the cutting edge of treatment and research.  De Meirleir begins this latest video talk by referring to the exciting Read more [...]

Cooling the Flames: Possible Approaches to Reducing Neuroinflammation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia

RESEARCH AVENUES/POTENTIAL TREATMENTS (Please note I have no medical background am in no way qualified to recommend any particular course of treatment for ME/CFS.  The following is a theoretical discussion that logically flows from the proposed neuroinflammatory hypothesis and is intended to outline Read more [...]

Everything I Needed to Know About Managing My Health I Learned at Disneyland

The patient didn’t know it, but she was just 60 seconds away from relief. Standing at the doorway to Dr. Goldstein’s office with some PLO-gel glistening from her forearm, she looked disappointed. Marie had been without significant sleep for days, her fibromyalgia and M.E. pain flaring to the Read more [...]

Successful Low Dose Naltrexone Fibromyalgia Trial Points to Safe, Low Cost Therapy; Implications for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In this second of two studies by Stanford researchers on  low dose naltrexone's effectiveness in Fibromyalgia (FM), LDN was found to  significantly reduce pain and improve mood and quality of life.  About 60% of study participants reported pain reductions of at least 30%. Sleep and fatigue were Read more [...]
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